Habinyanja group is found in Buhoma tourism sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and is led by the Silverback Makara. Habituation of Habinyanja group started in 1996 and in February 2002 the group split into two families causing the creation of Rushegura group. Habinyanja group currently composed of 16 individuals including; 2 Silverbacks, 1 blackback, 4 adult females, 2 sub – adult males, 4 juveniles- 1 female, 3 males and 3 infants – 1 female, 3 males was once a large group with more than 25 members including several strong males.. Habinyanja group is uniquely known for ranging further and colonizing new areas away from its originally known home range areas – Habinyanja – Buhoma sector. It has established a new home area in – Nyamishamba – Buhoma sector.

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